Title: Red Sonja Annual # 3
Publisher Website: Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Dan Brereton
Pencils: Adriano Batista and Chris Bolson
Colors: Dan Brereton and Vinicious Andrade
Number of pages: 48
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP - Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.
A special Red Sonja Annual, written by Dan Brereton – who also paints selected pages of the story and drawn by Adriano Batista!
On her way through a mountain pass to meet a client she’s been hired to guide, Sonja meets the former subjects of a fallen king said to haunt the mountains in the years since losing the war and his life to a savage tribe of mountain trolls. When the young girl she was hired to escort off the mountain is spirited away right before her eyes, Sonja follows, dragging along the town hag. In the crags above the village, she discovers the Hall of the Lonely King, where folk have disappeared to for years, never to return again. Its here she meets the lonesome king, his spectral guard…and the flesh-eating enemies who feast on the King’s kidnapped subjects.
Signed by writer/artist Dan Brereton
Dan Brereton, Monsters, Undead, and a hot red-head in a chain-mail bikini.
Do you really need any more review than that?
Well, fine...since I'm already here...
Brereton works double duty, writing this full-length story, and bookending it with 6 (3 in the beginning, and 3 at the end) of his patented gorgeously painted pages. And, the art team of Batista, Bolson, and Andrade fill the interiors with some equally impressive artwork.
This done in one, extra sized tale is a wonderful high fantasy adventure. A tavern brawl that leads to a quest, trolls, the undead, damsels in distress, damsels in charge, and lots of people/creatures foolish enough to underestimate our heroine.
If you've never read a RED SONJA comic, if you're a life-long fan, or if you fall anywhere in between, this comic is for you.
$5.99 is a bit pricey, but it's a solid read with some great art.
Last edited by SebastianPiccione; Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 09:37 PM.